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TechNN Archive: Friday, July 5, 2013
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Internet giants planning to wipe out child abuse images: Major companies, including Facebook, Microsoft, Google and Twitter, are in secret discussions to create a system that could banish child abuse images from the web." Telegraph 8:43 AM
  • "Facebook, Google, and Microsoft Have A Secret Plan For A Massive Database Of Every Illegal Child Porn Photo On The Web" Business Insider 8:55 AM
  • "Dell Stock Off on Deal Veto Worries" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:14 PM
  • "Dell Exploring Wearable Device Offering" DailyTech 1:30 PM
  • "Dell Exploring Wearable Tech and Smart Watches" LAPTOP Magazine 10:21 AM
  • "Dell hints at smart watch" T3 8:52 AM
  • "Dell is thinking about making an iWatch competitor: From tin boxes to timepieces" The Inquirer 1:20 PM
  • "Dell Shares Fall as Founder Rules Out Higher Offer: Company Says PC Trends Carry 'Substantial Downside Risk'" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:40 PM
  • "Dell shares fall as investors bet against higher buyout bid" Reuters 1:31 PM
  • "What Are Dell Institutional Investors Thinking?" Forbes 1:31 PM
  • "Dell eyes wearable computing move as PC business keeps slumping" The New Stateman 9:34 AM
  • "Dell eyeing wearable computing market" Canada 9:34 AM
  • "Dell is considering a move into the wearable computing and technology market." ihotdesk 9:33 AM
  • "Michael Dell, Silver Lake Said to Rule Out Raising Offer" Bloomberg 1:28 PM
  • "Carl Icahn's Valuations of Company Are 'Unrealistic,' Dell Says" AllThingsD 10:17 AM
  • "Michael Dell and Carl Icahn Showdown Not About Checkbooks" TheStreet 9:28 AM
  • "Dell Warns Shareholders About Rejecting Deal" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 10:19 AM
  • "Dealpolitik: Process Can't Shift Sentiment in Dell Deal" WSJ Blogs 9:34 AM
  • "As Dell Buyout Vote Approaches, Scenarios Emerge, and They're Not Pretty" AllThingsD 8:56 AM
  • "Dell Special Committee Files Supplemental Investor Material" Business Wire 9:29 AM
  • "Dell says supplemental materials filed to address ISS, shareholder questions" The Fly on the Wall 9:28 AM
  • "Dell Warns Shareholders About Rejecting Deal" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:28 AM
  • "Dell: Windows 8 tablet adoption 'slow'" PC Pro [Free Registration Required] 9:32 AM
  • "Dell Reveals That Windows 8 'Had Not Done Well So Far'" Softpedia 9:31 AM
  • "Exclusive: IBM pulls pay from reps who bypass channel" CRN Channelweb 9:39 AM
  • "Smart Ideas for Smarter Cities: IBM Leads the Way" Justmeans 9:40 AM
  • "IBM announces Morocco Global Delivery Center, creates up to 400 New Technology Roles" PR Newswire 10:20 AM
  • "Bing-powered Windows 8.1 heralds a better, smarter Microsoft" Ars Technica 9:31 AM
  • "Microsoft offloads heap of critical fixes in 'ugly' Patch Tuesday: Sysadmins, take a deep breath..." The Register 8:43 AM
  • "Microsoft's Windows boss tipped to become head of Xbox: Doesn't know what she's getting herself into" The Inquirer 8:51 AM
  • "Oracle to appeals court: Google concedes away the entire case under established copyright principles" Foss Patents 3:39 PM
  • "Oracle Achieves #119 Analyst Rank, Surpassing Regeneron Pharmaceuticals" Forbes 1:23 PM
  • "Oracle Weekly Roundup: Leaders, Linkers, & Database 12c Likers" Forbes 9:21 AM
  • "Intel Rapid Start technology coming to Linux (unofficially)" Liliputing 9:37 AM
  • "Will Intel Win With The Expressway Manager?" Seeking Alpha 9:23 AM
  • "Cisco's Growth Should Continue With an Improving Economy" The Motley Fool 10:20 AM
General Interest
  • "HTC profit down 83 percent from last year despite flagship launch" The Verge 5:18 PM
  • "PS Vita is now crushing Nintendo's Wii U" BGR 5:15 PM
  • "Bad kitty! 'Rookie mistake' in Cryptocat chat app makes cracking a snap" Ars Technica 4:53 PM
  • "4 Simple Ways To Completely Protect Your PC From Snoops And Nosey Family Members" Business Insider 8:56 AM
  • "Six Keys To Harnessing Big Data Without Being Overwhelmed" Business Insider 9:07 AM
  • "14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed" Mashable 9:07 AM
  • "14 Infamous Computer Virus Snippets That Trace a History of Havoc" Gizmodo 9:23 AM
  • "A 300,000 mile fuel cell for hydrogen vehicles?" TG Daily 9:24 AM
  • "4G coverage on Mount Everest: Mount Everest now has 4G coverage at 5,200 metres above sea level, thanks to Huawei and China Mobile." Telegraph 8:36 AM
  • "FINALLY! There Is Now 4G Mobile Coverage On The Summit Of Mount Everest" Business Insider 9:22 AM
  • "Huawei deploys high speed 4G on Mount Everest: Works with China Mobile for historic ascent" The Inquirer 8:54 AM
  • "Security firm finds Android 'master key'" T3 8:44 AM
  • "How augmented-reality ads could change everything" CNET News 8:46 AM
  • "Bill-splitting service BillPin now supports 40 currencies – including Bitcoin and beer" The Next Web 8:34 AM
  • "Bushnell voices support for second hand sales" T3 8:39 AM
  • "Canadian startup vows to out-fiber Google" The Verge 10:18 AM
  • "CERN opens its doors to the public" The Inquirer 8:41 AM
  • "Droolworthy modern tech with retro design" [Slideshow] TechHive 8:40 AM
  • "Looks like Europe's getting on board with in flight Wi-Fi" GigaOM 10:20 AM
  • "Fashionistas May Be Flocking to Tech" The Exchange 9:23 AM
  • "Google reportedly paid Adblock Plus not to block its ads" The Verge 7:13 PM
  • "Google Glass Updates: A New App Store, Media Player and Lock Screen" Gizmodo 9:23 AM
  • "Google Glass update teardown reveals clues of a 'Boutique' app market" Engadget 8:48 AM
  • "Google Highlights Its 'Beautiful Design Summer 2013 Collection' – THAT'S APPS, NOT CLOTHES" Digital Trends 8:45 AM
  • "Google's Motorola Moto X to be revealed July 11th" T3 9:26 AM
  • "Graphene may give us cooler, longer-lasting computers" GigaOM 8:48 AM
  • "Hanslope Park: Home of Britain's 'real-life Q division'" The Register 8:37 AM
  • "Human gestures perplex Asimo, Honda museum robot guide" BBC 8:53 AM
  • "In London, the next wave of Bitcoin growth will be led by startups and innovation" GigaOM 8:37 AM
  • "Next hot trend: Mini smartphones" CNNMoney 8:54 AM
  • "The Raspberry Pi beat skeptics to become a hacker's staple" The Verge 1:24 PM
  • "A tool to catch sarcasm online - sounds great...." TG Daily 1:19 PM
  • "Your Next Smartphone Screen Will Be Able to Disinfect Itself" Gizmodo 10:19 AM
  • "Wake up, Google: Even Sony now has its own smartphone location service" VentureBeat 1:30 PM
  • "Sony beats Google to rolling out phone location service" The Verge 8:35 AM
  • "Sony unveils My Xperia phone-finder, fills Google service gap" TechHive 1:28 PM
  • "Technology Workers Are Young (Really Young)" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:19 PM
  • "Toshiba announces a 13MP smartphone and tablet camera sensor: Touts full resolution 30fps recording" The Inquirer 8:45 AM
Press Releases
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Makes Deal With Former Windows Chief" The Motley Fool 4:28 PM
  • "Top 10 Windows 8.1 features added by Microsoft" V3 8:52 AM
  • "Weekend Project! Install the Windows 8.1 preview" PCWorld 8:40 AM
  • "Microsoft's Windows 8.1 update splits Digital Spy readers" Digital Spy 9:31 AM
  • "Q&A: Adding Pictures to the Windows 8 Photos App" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:41 AM
  • "How To Create a Windows 8.1 Live Tile For Your Website" LAPTOP Magazine 1:21 PM
  • "Best Windows 8 apps this week" BetaNews 1:27 PM
  • "How to Set Up a VPN in Windows 7" PC Magazine 8:53 AM
  • "Microsoft Word – 4 useful tools you might not know about" Training Zone 9:32 AM
  • "Microsoft Launches Maori Software Versions" WSJ Blogs 9:27 AM
  • "Microsoft adds PDF reading support to Word Web App" Neowin 9:31 AM
  • "Microsoft's cloud leaves manual transmission behind: Get to grips with autodeploy" The Register 8:55 AM
  • "5 reasons the Xbox One will dominate" Fortune 8:54 AM
  • "5 reasons the Playstation 4 will crush the competition" Fortune 8:55 AM
  • "Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) to Offer Gaming Promotions in this Country" Insider Monkey 9:38 AM
  • "Microsoft announces Xbox Live public beta featuring local currency payments" TechHive 1:32 PM
  • "Sign Up For 2013 Xbox LIVE Update Public Beta Right Now!" Redmond Pie 1:22 PM
  • "Microsoft Beta Registration Begins for Xbox 360 Update" Complex Gaming 9:38 AM
  • "Microsoft opens up Xbox 360 update beta" BetaNews 9:24 AM
  • "Microsoft opens public beta for next Xbox 360 dashboard update, kills Points system" The Verge 8:41 AM
  • "Public beta registration now open for the Xbox 360's 2013 Live update" Engadget 8:43 AM
  • "Xbox Live Public Beta for new Xbox 360 dashboard and Points replacement opens" SlashGear 8:42 AM
  • "The Xbox could have been named 11-X, original WEP and DirectX Box codenames revealed" The Verge 9:25 AM
  • "Zynga Lures Mattrick Away From Xbox" Bloomberg TV 1:04 PM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Venezuela says it will shelter Snowden" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:59 PM
  • "Venezuela and Nicaragua make offers of asylum to Snowden" Ars Technica 9:11 PM
  • "Where the Wild Lawyers Are: knocking sequels off Kickstarter" Ars Technica 5:04 PM
  • "Governments to target tech giants' tax avoidance: draft" Reuters 3:35 PM
  • "9.2 million turn out for anti-NSA PRISM protests: Internet Defense League in full effect" The Inquirer 8:37 AM
  • "EU and Japan gun for 100Gbps fiber optic internet speeds via new research projects" Engadget 10:18 AM
  • "EU agrees on talks with US to begin Monday: European Union officials on Friday said they will discuss 'data protection and privacy rights' in parallel with trade talks with the United States next week." Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Bugged by US spying, EU may sever ties with American internet providers" RT 9:07 AM
  • "Anti-NSA Surveillance Protests Gain Traction on Independence Day" AllThingsD 1:26 PM
  • "PRISM: Almost 10 million back anti-spying protests led by Internet Defence League" V3 1:22 PM
  • "PRISM: EU warns of serious consequences for cloud computing vendors in the wake of spy scandal" V3 8:39 AM
  • "European PRISM anger gains momentum with fresh cloud warnings and data threats" GigaOM 8:39 AM
  • "European watchdogs order Google to rewrite privacy policy or face legal action" The Guardian 8:36 AM
  • "European Parliament votes for tougher computer crime penalties" Electronista 1:29 PM
  • "EU Approves Tougher Sentences for Cyber Crime" PC Magazine 1:24 PM
  • "European Commission sets five year minimum term for botnet operators: Tries to coordinate Europe wide efforts" The Inquirer 8:49 AM
  • "EU approves stricter laws for punishing cyber crooks and botnet creators" V3 8:46 AM
  • "EU crackdown will see tougher sentences for stupid cyber-badhats: The ones foolish enough to work from within Brussels' jurisdiction" The Register 10:20 AM
  • "EU toughens penalties for internet-based crimes" Engadget 8:34 AM
  • "NAO attacks ministers in row over rural broadband" Telegraph 8:31 AM
  • "Edward Snowden Trained as an 'Ethical Hacker'" Mashable 1:30 PM
  • "Snowden's Icelandic citizenship request stuck until September" PCWorld 1:21 PM
  • "The NSA Trained Edward Snowden To Be An Elite Hacker" Business Insider 8:56 AM
  • "Google Again Comes Under Fire For Advertising Illegal Prescription Drugs" BGR 1:27 PM
  • "Google must change privacy policy, says UK watchdog" Crave @ CNET 8:40 AM
  • "Google unmoved by ICO £500,000 fine threat over privacy policy changes" V3 8:37 AM
  • "Google ordered to change its privacy policy in the UK: Google may face a penalty of up to APS500,000 if it does not change its policy" Computerworld 8:36 AM
  • "UK Joins Barrage Against Google's Privacy Policy" ReadWrite 10:19 AM
  • "U.K. Orders Google to 'Amend' Privacy Policy" PC Magazine 1:20 PM
  • "UK data cops to Google: You've got three months to sort out privacy/Or face the POSSIBILITY we might actually do something. Ha!" The Register 8:35 AM
  • "UK government issues ultimatum on Google's troublesome privacy policy" Engadget 8:35 AM
  • "UK watchdog ICO orders Google to amend its privacy policy by September 20" The Next Web 9:22 AM
  • "UK watchdog warns of rural broadband delay, blames BT monopoly" Engadget 9:25 AM
  • "UK broadband project running two years late, auditors chide" Crave @ CNET 8:43 AM
  • "UK rural broadband rollout criticised by auditors" BBC 8:37 AM
  • "Ministry Of Defence Joins UK Cyber Security War" Sky News 8:45 AM
  • "MoD and tech, arms giants start super-duper cyber fight club: State of white cat and volcano procurement as yet unknown" The Register 9:25 AM
  • "MoD reveals cyber defence plans including alliances with industry giants to combat hacker threats" V3 8:40 AM
  • "UK teams with defense and telecom companies on cyber security" Reuters 8:32 AM
  • "Cyber Experts Unite To Halt 'Gunpowder Moment'" Sky News 8:48 AM
  • "UK Government launches defence cyber security group with BT and HP: Defence contracts group together for safety" The Inquirer 9:35 AM
  • "U.K. creates major cyber security partnership with 9 defense and tech companies" VentureBeat 1:21 PM
  • "Government Asks Health IT Industry To Police Itself On Patient Safety" Forbes 1:28 PM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Pachter asks 'Why would anyone buy a Wii U?': Nintendo is 'in a world of trouble'" Destructoid 5:15 PM
  • "The Price of Amazon" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:36 PM
  • "Six Keys To Harnessing Big Data Without Being Overwhelmed" Business Insider 8:52 AM
  • "Top 10 bad robots: From Proteus IV to the Spider-bot/If in doubt, do not recharge" The Inquirer 8:47 AM
  • "You Aren't Using These 10 Simple Security Settings" Mashable 8:48 AM
  • "Ten gadgets per Briton" Telegraph 8:34 AM
  • "How To Stop At&T From Selling Your Private Data To Advertisers" BGR 10:18 AM
  • "Your brain under surveillance, and more" MarketWatch 8:47 AM
  • "Buy a flash kit maker now, Seagate... good ones will be gone soon: We've narrowed it down to the two best candidates" The Register 8:41 AM
  • "Fueling the Wanderlust: A Look at Travel Blogs on WordPress.com" Wordpress 1:23 PM
  • "Why Google should be sweating about Europe's privacy policy crackdown" GigaOM 8:39 AM
  • "I'm 'pretty comfy' with PRISM + 'It's Google. What else do you expect'/Plus: You don't sweat much for a fat guy, Mr Dotcom" The Register 8:35 AM
  • "Rdio Bridges the Gap Between the Record Collection and the Cloud: It's taken me years, but I've finally acknowledged that there is no longer any reason to own music. But I still want to collect it." Techland 8:50 AM
  • "How Social Media Is Being Used To Amplify TV Advertising" Business Insider 1:23 PM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Hoku Files for Chapter 7 With Unfinished Polysilicon Plant" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:46 PM
  • "FCC approves Softbank's $21.6B acquisition of Sprint: With US government approval secured, Softbank could own Sprint later this month" Computerworld 7:59 PM
  • "Who will buy Hulu? At least one contender drops out: Speculation about who will purchase the online video service continues to run rampant, but sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that it's down to three bidders." CNET News 6:54 PM
  • "Nokia downgraded following NSN buyout" BGR 6:26 PM
  • "Meet Consano, The Crowdfunding Platform That Wants To Help Cure Cancer [TCTV] TechCrunch 4:53 PM
  • "Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox resumes US dollar withdrawals after hiatus" Electronista 8:56 AM
  • "Bitcoin ETF Is A Way To Corner The Bitcoin Market And Create A Bubble" Seeking Alpha 8:47 AM
  • "Google's Decision To Pay $12.5 Billion For Motorola Looks Even Worse This Morning" Business Insider 9:26 AM
  • "Hercules Technology: Will It Continue To Surprise?" Seeking Alpha 1:31 PM
  • "Yahoo May Have Acquired A Lawsuit Along With The Startup It Just Paid $50 Million For" Business Insider 8:52 AM
  • "New Yahoo acquisition Qwiki is being sued by Chaotic Moon over payment for developing iOS app" The Next Web 8:33 AM
  • "Yahoo Acquires Xobni App" Zacks 1:20 PM
Tech Stocks
  • "Tech Stocks: Dell shares crumble; tech stocks keep gains/CEO Michael Dell, Silver Lake will not raise buyout bid, report says" MarketWatch 1:35 PM
  • "Stocks end higher on strong jobs report" CNNMoney 4:00 PM
  • "Stocks Shake Off Fed Jitters, Surge on Jobs Growth" TheStreet 4:00 PM
  • "Oil Settles at Highest Level Since May 2012" FOXBusiness 4:01 PM
  • "Stocks Push Higher; Treasury Yields Jump: Strong Jobs Data Boosts Talk of a Fed Pullback" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:01 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks stride higher on Europe cues" MarketWatch 9:44 AM
  • "Europe Markets: DAX a laggard as Europe's big week nears a finish" MarketWatch 9:44 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:37 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:37 PM



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:25 PM; no changes since 1:45 PM CDT)
  • "3 Ways IT Leaders Can Deliver Business Transformation"
  • "Big Data in the Cloud: Avoiding Vendor Lock-in"
  • "Mid-career Decision Point: New IT Certifications?"
New York Times (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "Firefox Is Back. It's Time to Give It a Try."
  • "Instagram Allows Longer Videos in Challenge to YouTube"
  • "Apple Plans to Stream Children's Shows From Sesame Workshop"
  • "After Volcano Eruption in Guatemala, Re-creating a Truck Covered in Ash"
  • "How a Few People Took Equifax to Small Claims Court Over Its Data Breach and Won"
  • "The Glamorous Grandmas of Instagram"
PC Magazine (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "US Lawmakers Push Google to Kill Partnership with Huawei"
  • "Olfinity and iHome Add Smarts to Aromatherapy"
  • "This Former NASA Engineer Trains Geeks to Become CEOs"
  • "Westinghouse Tips Affordable 'Jeeo' Smart Plugs, Bulbs"
  • "I Wish Someone Would Spoon Me as Well as This Sleep Robot"
  • "Tesla Sues Ex-Employee for Hacking, Stealing Trade Secrets"
  • "Meet Jammy, the Modular, Digital Guitar"
  • "Hackers Try to Infect Computers That Control Satellites"
  • "Save Up to 25 Percent on Select HP PCs"
  • "Zvox VoiceBuds Are (Not Quite) Hearing Aids" ...
Reuters (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "Japan firms slow to get compliant with new EU data privacy rules: Reuters poll"
  • "Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan name Atul Gawande CEO of healthcare venture"
  • "Instagram expands into long videos, will compete with YouTube"
  • "Altice selling stakes in French, Portuguese telecom towers to cut debt"
  • "What trade war? FAANGs scale new highs"
  • "U.S. lawmakers want Google to reconsider links to China's Huawei"
  • "Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan name Atul Gawande CEO of healthcare venture"
  • "Doom and gloom in advertising? I don't see it, says IPG boss Roth"
  • "Sesame Workshop to create new children's TV shows for Apple"
  • "Tesla accuses former employee of hacking and transferring data"
ZDNet (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "AT&T launching NB-IoT network across US and Mexico"
  • "WHO says gaming addiction is a mental health condition"
  • "Cisco announces July Systems acquisition"
  • "Windows 10 tip: Fine-tune memory usage to make the most of a virtual machine"
  • "PayPal to acquire Hyperwallet for $400 million"
  • "HPE rolls out new ways for businesses to manage data at the edge"
  • "Studying for exams? VR headsets work better than computers, research shows"
  • "Box, IBM intro new services for building Box Skills with Watson"


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